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Gov’t lists essential services for next two weeks, vehicles to operate at 50% capacity

National Security Minister Stuart Young named the essential services that will be asked to remain operational between 30 March and 15 April, as the rest of Trinidad and Tobago generally stays indoors to avoid the spread of new coronavirus Covid-19. The essential services mentioned are: Judiciary, Parliament, Cabinet, THA and its relevant sub-committees; …

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Young slams media, ‘washes hands’ of Trinbagonians stranded abroad; Dr Hinds offers ‘community spread’ info

Minister of National Security Stuart Young continued his criticism of the media today at a press conference to update the public on the country’s battle with Covid-19, as he suggested local journalists were being irresponsible by interviewing citizens stranded abroad who are desperate to return home. The government shut the …

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Daly Bread: Bienvenidos reality and wriggle room; impact of Venezuela concessions 

There is considerable confusion about the status of fleeing Venezuelans crowding into Trinidad and Tobago with more confusion to come. Some have gained entry through legal points of entry, but many have breached the conditions of their permitted admission, such as by working without the appropriate permit or overstaying the …

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Young: No ‘get out of jail free’ card for Venezuelans, Minister contradicts Police Commissioner

National Security Minister Stuart Young appeared to contradict Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on his stance with regards to the deportation of Venezuelans, as he suggested that police ‘suspicion’ would not be enough to expel the South American nations. Yesterday, Griffith told a press briefing the government’s proposed registration drive …

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Daly Bread: The charge of the light brigade; a look at govt’s new direction on crime

With hoopla and fanfare, a Commissioner of Police and a new Minister of National Security have been appointed within days of each other. The Commissioner is Gary Griffith, a former military captain and a Minister of National Security when the Opposition UNC was last in power. The Minister of National …

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